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The Blacksteel Katana is a katana in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Blacksteel katana wielded by Alonne Knights. One of the sturdiest types of katana, preferred by masters of the quick-draw.
In the heyday of his land, the Old Iron King fancied entertaining dubious and eccentric guests from faraway lands. Most of them were charlatans, but amongst the riff-raff were true masters of authentic and refined arts.

AvailabilityEdit

Dropped by Alonne Knights in the Iron Keep.

A special white version could be found in the Majula Mansion chest as a promotion for the release of the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Blacksteel Katana's initial strong attacks (1-handed and 2-handed) are very similar to the Iaito from Dark Souls, which are then followed up with a thrusting attack. It is also able to chain together its 2-handed weak attacks into strong attacks, which can chain into yet another strong attack, stunning most low-Poise enemies and racking up damage quickly.

This is a very potent weapon, much like the Chaos Blade, for pure-dexterity builds, as it scales purely with dexterity unless it is infused with elemental damage. It should be noted that after a few upgrades are pumped into it, the dexterity scaling bonus changes from A to S.

NotesEdit

  • When used by the Alonne Knights, the Blacksteel Katana causes bleed build-up. However, the variant available to the player has no bleed effect prior to infusion.
  • Ironically, it boasts a slightly-higher bleed effect reduction than most other katanas do, despite not being able to inflict bleed damage when wielded by the player.
  • The 2H heavy attacks can be performed faster after Rolling and Backstep attacks, as well as after guard breaks and a single 2H Light attack. This can make the Blacksteel Katana perform combos easily.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating diagonal slashes.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Quickdraw slash, further input yields a thrusting attack. Fairly slow charge-up.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating diagonal slashes.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Quickdraw slash, further input yields a thrusting attack. Initially slower than one-handed quickdraw, but if performed with two-handed slashes beforehand, the slash will come out quicker than usual.
Jump Attack Leaping downward slash.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Leaping downward slash.
Running Attack A quick stab forward. Combos well with weak attacks.
Two-handed
Running Attack
A quick stab forward. Combos well with weak attacks.
Rolling Attack A horizontal slash from left to right.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
A horizontal slash from left to right
Power Stance Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal slashes with both weapons simultaneously.
Power Stance Strong Attack
Vertical slash attacks starting from opposite directions.
Guard break
Standard guard break.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Essentially identical to right-handed, although mirrored.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Essentially identical to right-handed, although mirrored.

UpgradesEdit

Standard Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Blacksteel Katana 95 A 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 530 souls) 104 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 660 souls) 114 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 790 souls) 123 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 1050 souls) 133 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 1190 souls) 142 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 1320 souls) 152 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 &  souls) 161 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 &  souls) 171 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 &  souls) 180 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25
Blacksteel Katana +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 &  souls) 190 S 45 10 30 30 20 15 25

GalleryEdit

Katanas
Berserker BladeBewitched Alonne SwordBlacksteel KatanaChaos BladeDarkdriftManslayer
UchigatanaWashing Pole

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